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Canopic jar of Djed-mutiu-ef-ankh

Canopic jar of Djed-mutiu-ef-ankh

The vase, tapering towards the base and with an unpronounced shoulder, shows in front five columns of hieroglyphics framed within a box. The text contains a ritual formula, typical of the Saitic period, with the words the goddess Neith pronounces for the protection of the contents of the jar, identified with the tutelar genius Duamutef. The hieroglyphs are carved with care and filled with black. The lid is relevant and in fact there is concordance between the lid that represents the muzzle of a jackal and the tutelar genius mentioned in the inscription.

The Archaeological Museum of Parma also keeps the other three canopic jars of Djed-mutiu-ef-ankh (Inv. no. 188 to 189 - 191).

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 190
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Purchased by Roberto Palin in 1844
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

The Theban necropolis

  Definizione: Canopic jar
  Class and ware: Funerary furnishings
  Title or subject: Canopic jar of Djed-mutiu-ef-ankh
Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: Saitic period
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Alabaster
  Height: 39,5
  Diameter: 8,5
  Varie: Height cm 39,5 with lid; diameter of the mouth cm 8,5
  Bibliography: 1964, Botti G. “I cimeli egizi del Museo di Antichità di Parma” in Accademia Toscana di Scienze e Lettere “La Colombara”, vol. IX, Firenze, p. 118 (cat. 190), tav.( table ) XXVIII